Esophageal diverticulum: A complication of histoplasmosis in children

Steven J. Steiner, Elaine G. Cox, Sandeep K. Gupta, Martin B. Kleiman, Joseph F. Fitzgerald

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We report three boys, ages 8 to 14 years, who experienced dysphagia or chest pain while eating. In each patient, contrast esophagrams or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) demonstrated mid-esophageal traction diverticula, and serologic findings were compatible with acute or recent histoplasmosis. Diverticula appear to result from esophageal traction induced by inflammatory changes in adjacent infected lymph nodes. Antifungal and anti-inflammatory therapies were individualized in each case; all patients recovered fully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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